Education and Sharing Day Date in the current year: April 19, 2016

Education and Sharing Day Education and Sharing Day is an annual United States observance that honors the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. It is celebrated on Schneerson's birthday which falls on the 11th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson, often referred to as the Rebbe, was the leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. He is considered to be one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the 20th century.

During his lifetime Schneerson organized the so-called Chabad houses, cultural and educational centers typically located on or near college campuses. Chabad houses are designed to provide young Jewish students with a healthy social environment and an informal place to observe Judaism. The Rebbe also made a significant contribution to education and the betterment of mankind in general.

President Jimmy Carter first proclaimed Education and Sharing Day in 1978 to honor Schneerson's 80th birthday. Since then, the observance has been proclaimed by every United States President. The holiday is marked with public gatherings and parades. One of the largest parades is held in Crown Heights, Brooklin, New York City by Tzivos Hashem (Jewish Children International).

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